PFBC reveals strategy for management of both wild and hatchery trout and their waters over the next four years.
Questions surround how well trout do after numerous releases.
Pennsylvania has enough wild trout streams to keep an angler busy for years.
Learning to tie effective knots is not hard to do and can make the difference between bringing home a bragging-size fish or just talking about it.
Personal complaints aside, it was the correct decision to open trout season early in Pennsylvania, and six weeks out, everything seems normal.
Salmon and trout fishing on Lake Ontario jumped off to a good start because of the mild winter we experienced and the fact that there was little ice on Lake Erie. Kings showed up in early April all along the lake and with the unseasonably cool spring, they have been hanging around for fishermen to catch. Of course, the traditional…
With all this extra time, high school and college students are spending many hours trout fishing.
Anglers must abide by social distancing guidelines while fishing and boating.
Misinformation and trout law-breakers run rampant on social media – and sadly, they seem to be proud of it and make no effort to become informed.
The Fish & Boat Commission also announced a number of changes to its trout stocking plans. For starters, public volunteers are no longer permitted to assist with trout stocking, a longtime tradition for many families across the state.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s popular mentored youth trout days will once again provide opportunities in stocked trout waters a week ahead of the regional and statewide trout season openers.
The inland trout management plan includes four primary goals.
Why should someone who has devoted a fair portion of his life to coldwater conservation for the past 44 years be “forgiven” for fishing with lures? Most TU members don’t understand this concept. To them, it is all about what they view as a “greater calling” — fly-fishing. And this blogger has had enough.
They’ll measure, at most, about 11 inches, with the majority probably going no more than 8 inches tip to tail. That’s not much fish when you’re used to 20-inch smallies, but there’s an appeal to them this blogger can’t shake.
Blogger finds solitude and excellent trout fishing.
In the weeks ahead trout action will likely start to dwindle as the weather warms and trout anglers back off pursuing their favorite fish. At the same time, bass fishing will intensify. But for now, at least in this part of New York, an angler can have the best of both worlds.
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
The writer, his daughter and son-in-law enjoy trout, birds, fellowship and the pleasant weather on the opening day of trout season.
Welcome warmth greets anglers as the first day of the regional trout opener arrives. But in general, catches are slow and complaints many.
After nearby angler lands a beautiful fish, and celebration ensues, blogger thankful to be a part of this experience – and that his boy could witness this all-around positive camaraderie along the stream.
Offering a nice patch, button or even a bumper sticker to those who purchase voluntary permits would help to advertise the sluggish program.
ODNR offers sessions for adults and youth.
Fishing quality in 2018 was particularly good for Chinook salmon and brown trout.
Under a mediated settlement, the anglers group will buy out the lease for $160,000 and operate the hatchery as a tourism and educational attraction. Visitors will be able to see and feed trout but no commercial fish farming will take place there.
Pennsylvania’s above-average rainfall translates into good September trout fishing.
That makes for 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state, and raises the stocking of rainbow trout to 67,000 fish in the fall season.